Family Law

Recent Posts in the Family Law Category

  • Making Family Law Services Affordable

    Making Family Law Services Affordable We are excited to announce that McKinley Irvin has partnered with LexFin, a lending company that provides affordable financing plans for family law legal services. LexFin offers a solution to the financial hardships people face in family law cases. Managing personal, family, and legal expenses can be difficult, and in a divorce, the law typically prevents people from freely using their cash and assets while the divorce case is active, which can be up to one year or more. Many clients cannot afford to hire or maintain legal ...
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  • 19 McKinley Irvin Attorneys Named to 2021 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

    19 McKinley Irvin Attorneys Named to 2021 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars We are proud to congratulate McKinley Irvin’s family law attorneys who have been included in the 2021 Washington Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists. Attorneys who earn the designation of Super Lawyer or Rising Star are nominated by their peers for outstanding professional achievement and selected through a formal review process. Super Lawyers represent the top 5 percent of all attorneys in each state and Rising Stars represent the top 2.5 percent of attorneys who are under 40 or have been in practice for less than 10 ...
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  • Family Law Attorney Carry Porter Joins McKinley Irvin

    Family Law Attorney Carry Porter Joins McKinley Irvin McKinley Irvin is delighted to welcome Carry Porter to our Kirkland and Seattle offices. Carry represents clients in a variety family law matters, including divorce, child support, child custody, and legal separation. On top of her family law practice, she is mediator who serves as a neutral facilitator of family law negotiations. She also resolves family law matters as an arbitrator. Passionate Blog about working with domestic violence survivors, Carry has served as a Family Law Fellow with the Eastside Legal Assistance ...
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  • McKinley Irvin Welcomes Rory D. Flay to the Vancouver Office

    McKinley Irvin Welcomes Rory D. Flay to the Vancouver Office McKinley Irvin is pleased to welcome family law attorney, Rory D. Flay, to our Vancouver office. Rory received his Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from Lewis and Clark Law School and his bachelor’s degree in Sociology at Humboldt State University with a focus on Native American Studies. His practice focuses on divorce, child custody, child support, domestic violence, and other family law issues. With a background in public interest work primarily focused on the Indian Child Welfare Act, he brings diverse experience to the firm. Known ...
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  • How to Deal with Retaliatory Behaviors in Co-Parenting

    How to Deal with Retaliatory Behaviors in Co-Parenting Co-parenting is challenging in itself, but when your ex-partner is displaying retaliatory behavior, the process becomes especially difficult. Parents who engage in vindictive behaviors can be mentally and emotionally draining, and the unpredictability can leave you on your toes. Read on for a few tips for effectively dealing with a high-conflict co-parent. #1: Set Clear Boundaries Individuals with high-conflict personalities tend to cross other people’s boundaries, which is why you need to make your boundaries known. It is ...
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  • Determining Parent Visitation Outside the Courtroom

    Determining Parent Visitation Outside the Courtroom When parents divorce or legally separate, not wanting to involve the court or child support system in their personal lives is common. If the parents can prioritize the needs of their children and fairly negotiate a visitation schedule, then court intervention may not be necessary. Keep reading to find out how mediation and parenting plans can be used to avoid costly court battles. Mediating Child Custody Issues While it is never easy to separate from a person your life is intertwined with, especially if you have children ...
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  • Everything to Know About Bankruptcy & Divorce

    Everything to Know About Bankruptcy & Divorce If one is currently filing for bankruptcy, and they and their spouse have just decided to get a divorce, an understanding of precisely how these changes could affect one another is imperative. Filing for bankruptcy can be a great way to handle mounting debt and provide a fresh financial start, and a divorce can do much of the same for one’s personal life. However, doing both at the same time can be tough, and a bit stressful. To ensure you make the right decision for yourself and your family, make sure you know how ...
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  • Talking to a Divorce Lawyer: What Do They Need to Know?

    Talking to a Divorce Lawyer: What Do They Need to Know? If one were to hire a security team, one would need to disclose any threats against them so that the team could protect them properly, right? One wouldn’t forget to tell the team about recent threats against them or points of weakness in their home, at least not if they wanted the security team to do their job correctly. Well, think of a divorce attorney as head of security. When hiring a divorce attorney, they need to know all of the applicable details of your case in order to protect your best interests. Simply put, if ...
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